And so it goes.

Mom has been put to rest. We paid our respects at Shiva. And now we go on.

I go through periods of sadness, then relief, then guilt for the relief, and back to sadness. Having Ted & Louie (kitty) has been incredibly helpful. Thank you to all of my dear friends who have been reaching out and to those who made the journey to NJ, I am grateful always.

My colleagues sent me a beautiful wrap with a note that they were sending me a “warm hug.” I will cherish it.

We’ve had a chance to see so many friends of mom and lives that were touched by her kindness and compassion. I told one of her fellow volunteers from the American Cancer Society that I want to continue the work she was doing and said she, “big shoes to fill.” I was later telling some close friends & family what she said and I said, “oh, but she doesn’t know me! MY shoes are also big to fill!” I meant it not as a bragging moment but more so that when I put my mind to something, I give it my everything…and then some.

I want to give a special shout out to T for two reasons. One, because I know she’ll appreciate the shout out. And two, for commenting on my attention to detail because I take pride in that (and sometimes I forget not everyone is like that). Thanks for the support, friend (and to my dear A too).

See you on the flip side. ❤️

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